Robert Powell

Robert Powell, Editor of TheStreet’s Retirement Daily, is longtime financial journalist, and a regular contributor to TheStreet, Income Seeker and USA Today. He also serves as editor of the Retirement Management Journal, a peer-reviewed professional journal and program/curriculum director of the online Retirement Management Analyst program at Salem State University. Previously, he served as editor of Retirement Weekly; was managing director of Dalbar, a mutual fund research and publishing concern; and managing director of Acadient, an online financial education company. He has written about personal finance, investments, and retirement since 1986.

Recent Articles By The Author

Ask Bob: Should I Wait to Collect Social Security?

Ask Bob: Should I Wait to Collect Social Security?

A reader wants to know about how waiting to collect Social Security benefits affects taxes.

New Retirement Research (April 29 2019)

New Retirement Research (April 29 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into retirement patterns, job transitions and lawmakers' efforts to enhance Social Security.

Ask Bob: Affordable Healthcare Before Medicare

Ask Bob: Affordable Healthcare Before Medicare

A reader asks for suggestions on ways to find healthcare coverage before they are eligible for Medicare.

Retirement Isn't All Fun and Games

Retirement Isn't All Fun and Games

And it shouldn't be, says Mitch Anthony. It should be a healthy, happy balance between vacation and vocation.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (April 24 2019)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (April 24 2019)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: BlackRock's iShares recently expanded its offering of ETFs focused on Japanese equities.

Ask Bob: How Can I Reinvest my RMD?

Ask Bob: How Can I Reinvest my RMD?

A reader wants to re-invest for continued growth. Adviser Shane Sullivan has some suggestions, and cautions about tax consequences.

Social Security Headed Toward Insolvency in 2035

Social Security Headed Toward Insolvency in 2035

Trustees for Social Security and Medicare issue annual report, but it's not much better than in prior years.

New Retirement Research (April 22 2019)

New Retirement Research (April 22 2019)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into health insurance, age discrimination and high blood pressure.

What Makes People Truly Happy in Retirement?

What Makes People Truly Happy in Retirement?

Retirement expert Michael Finke knows that while money is important to our happiness, it's not the whole picture.

Ask Bob: Social Security, Capital Gains and Tax Reform

Ask Bob: Social Security, Capital Gains and Tax Reform

A reader wants to know how long-term capital gains tax rates get applied to overall income, and how they affect Social Security benefits.